Very often the brow and forehead areas show the first signs of ageing as the skin begins to lose its elasticity. Sun, wind and gravity all affect the face, resulting in frown lines, wrinkling across the forehead and an increasing heaviness of the eyebrows. As a result, many people opt for a procedure known as the 'Forehead Lift'.
Recent advances in surgery have meant that the procedure is now often undertaken by endoscopic surgery which lessens the risk of numbness and scarring while giving a faster recovery. Several small incisions are placed just behind the hairline and a scope is used to raise the brow and smooth the forehead.
A Forehead Lift normally takes between one to two hours and is performed under sedation or general anaesthesia. Patients will experience a certain amount of swelling and bruising following surgery, which may also include the cheek and eye area. You will be advised to keep your head elevated as much as possible in order to reduce swelling.
Is a brow and forehead lift permanent?
A brow and forehead lift has excellent longevity results. Whilst age continues naturally, most patients exceed 15-20 years off their appearance.
Will I have visible scarring?
The brow and forehead lift surgery should not result in visible scarring because the incisions are made behind the natural hairline.
What visual enhancements can I expect?
A brow lift will improve drooping eyebrows, address positioning, eliminate tissue pushing down towards the eyelids, diminish wrinkles that occur on the bridge of the nose between the eyes and reduce the lines and furrows on the forehead.
What are the risks?
Risks inherent to the surgery are rare and minor. These include excessive scarring, minimal hair loss and damaged nerves.
Can a brow lift be combined with a forehead lift and Blepharoplasty?
Yes. Commonly a brow lift is done along with forehead lift for a more optimal result. The procedure may also be combined with Blepharoplasty to provide a further more harmonious face rejuvenation.